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Weekly issues every Saturday morning and other special articles throughout the week — there's something for everyone. Check out our sister site KRL News & Reviews for even more articles every week.


Jackie Dale: Cat Mother, Freelance TNR/Cat Trapper, Rescuer, Broker

FROM THE February 2 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Jackie Dale



In the winter, the kitten season is generally over. Not completely, of course, because of California’s temperate climate, mating can continue all year long. Areas with much snow, for example, have an extremely low kitten rate in the winter.

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Half-Baked Boomer at Rogue Festival 2019

FROM THE February 2 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Francine Wolf



I am a performer in my third act. The third act is defined as being the last three decades of one’s life. I just turned 70 and my dad is 98. For the first time ever, I’ve developed a solo improv show and I’m taking it from my home in Tampa Bay, Florida, to fringe festivals around the country.

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February Catch-Up Mystery Group

FROM THE February 2 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we are playing catch-up again with reviews of mysteries that have come out in the last couple of months-Deceased and Desist: A Tallie Graver Mystery by Misty Simon, Murder by the Book: Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery by Lauren Elliott, Murder at the Mill: An Iris Grey Mystery by M.B. Shaw, The Novel Art of Murder: A Mystery Bookshop Mystery by V.M. Burns.

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Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

FROM THE February 2 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


The Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel’s newest entry is Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness, starring Taylor Cole (The Originals and Salvation) as a consumer news reporter on a Seattle TV station and Stephen Huszar as her reluctant homicide police detective ally, Jake Killian.

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Three Mystery Thrillers For You Winter Reading

FROM THE February 2 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


For those of you who enjoy thrillers we have reviews of three of them for you this week-Fractured Truth: Bone Gap Travellers by Susan Furlong, Before It’s Too Late: FBI K-9 by Sara Driscoll, and Storm Rising: FBI K-9 by Sara Driscoll.

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Death Bakes a Pecan Pie By Livia J. Washburn: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE February 2 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


Weatherford, Texas, is the setting for a new movie, based on a book Eve wrote. She changed the names and some details, but everybody knows the book is about Phyllis, a retired school teacher and Eve’s friend, who solves murders faster than the police. The movie set is in Austin, but for the Harvest Festival scenes where the body is discovered, the crew will be in Weatherford.

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It’s Blossom Trail Time!

FROM THE February 2 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is Blossom Trail time once again-a time filled with events that center around the beautiful blossoms that cover our fruit trees in this area. We sat down to chat with Tammy Wolfe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sanger District Chamber of Commerce, about one of those events, the Blossom Trail Bus Tour put on by the Sanger Chamber of Commerce.

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This Week on KRL News

FROM THE February 2 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more!

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First visit to Bangkok: Finding a Pet Friendly Hotel

FROM THE February 2 ISSUE

IN THE Maria Ruiz SECTION

by Maria Ruiz



While traveling the world for 10 years, my husband and I stayed at low-end budget hotels to keep within our budget. As travelers living on Social Security, we didn’t have money to spend on luxury places. This meant we had a lot of experiences we would have missed if we had stayed only in better hotels. It also meant we met a lot of wonderful people, took local transit, ate from street vendors, and experienced some tummy troubles while traveling. Without these experiences, our 10 years of traveling would not have been as much fun or as educational.

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We Are Monsters Presented by Shine! Theatre

FROM THE January 31 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Shine! Theatre Company is presenting this weekend an original musical called We Are Monsters, written by Fresno native Denver Casado. According to their press release, it is a musical about diversity, friendship, and ultimately, acceptance.

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Nicholas “Nicky” Brendon Gives the Best Hugs!

FROM THE January 30 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


They say don’t meet your heroes, they will only disappoint you. I have met a lot of celebrities that I thankfully wasn’t a fan of who were arrogant, rude, and acted like they were better than everyone else. However, when it comes to meeting the people that I admire and am a huge fan of, I have been very lucky.

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Grey Gardens Presented by the Visalia Players

FROM THE January 30 ISSUE

IN THE Theatre SECTION

by Nancy Holley



Grey Gardens is unusual in a number of ways, but perhaps most notably for being the only musical based on a documentary. Thus, the show has an historical perspective uncommon in musical theatre.

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COS Art Gallery Exhibit Threading the Lines

FROM THE January 29 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Amie Rangel



The first exhibition of the spring semester in the COS Art Gallery will be Threading the Lines, an exhibition of custom-made costumes, concept sketches, photographs and footage from the COS Theater Department’s production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a comedy by Steve Martin.

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The Cat House on the Kings: 2018 Wrap-Up

FROM THE January 26 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Harvie Schreiber



On New Year’s Eve, we received a frantic call about a one-eyed calico kitten who needed help and a home. Because of the date she was rescued we named her “Eve.” After getting her fattened up and stabilized, on January 9 she was spayed and had surgery to remove her injured eye.

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